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WTI Options Liquidity During Non-U.S. Hours


  • WTI Options (LO) traded 86% electronically in November 2019
  • 15% of total electronic LO volume has been executed during non-US hours YTD in 2019

New Expiration Rules for Brent Options


Brent Crude Oil options (BZO) will be auto-exercised with no contrary instructions allowed beginning with the March 2020 contract expiration on NYMEX. The new options expirations rules allow a simpler and more transparent expiration process for traders hedging the volatile crude oil market.

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Clearing CME Globex Floor CME ClearPort Product Name Subgroup Exchange Volume Open Interest
LO LO - LO Crude Oil Option Crude Oil NYMEX 175,183 2,804,311
LN LNE - LN Natural Gas Option (European) Natural Gas NYMEX 122,517 2,478,968
WA WAY - WA WTI Crude Oil 1 Month Calendar Spread Option Crude Oil NYMEX 15,200 619,313
BE BE - BE Brent Last Day Financial (European) Option Crude Oil NYMEX 7,500 43,070
AO AAO - AO WTI Average Price Option Crude Oil NYMEX 6,123 417,277
ON ON - ON Natural Gas Option (American) Natural Gas NYMEX 5,302 82,033
LO1 LO1 - LO1 Crude Oil Weekly Options - Week 1 Crude Oil NYMEX 4,391 6,664
7A B7A - 7A Light Sweet Crude Oil (WTI) Financial 1 Month Spread Option Crude Oil NYMEX 4,300 234,725
BZO BZO - BZO Brent Crude Oil Futures-Style Margin Option Crude Oil NYMEX 2,791 125,188
G4 G4X - G4 Natural Gas (Henry Hub) Last-day Financial 1 Month Spread Option Natural Gas NYMEX 1,500 55,800
Trade Date: 02 Apr 2020 | PRELIMINARY

Note: Volume and Open Interest data is from the previous trade date. Preliminary data updates at approximately 9:00 p.m. CT and the final update is at 10:00 a.m. CT next business day.

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